Long live the database state – 24 July 2009 – from Dr Foster intelligence

Posted on July 29, 2009. Filed under: Health Informatics, Medical Records | Tags: , , |

Long live the database state 24 July 2009 – from Dr Foster intelligence

“Smarter use of public service statistics can save lives as well as money. But anxious civil libertarians want to stop the state sharing our personal records. They must not succeed.

Tim Kelsey has written a striking article for Prospect magazine on the ongoing struggle of using personal records to improve public service performance. Tim recounts the battle to get HSMRs published and recognised by Government. He also addresses the need to translate records collected by public services into knowledge that leads to the improved performance and connectivity of essential services such as teaching, social services and healthcare.

Read the full article courtesy of Prospect Magazine.”

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